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The Blogalyser reveals...

Your blog/web page text has an overall readability index of 17.

This suggests that your writing style is intellectual
(to communicate well you should aim for a figure between 10 and 20).Your blog has 10 sentences per entry, which suggests your general message is distinguished by complexity
(writing for the web should be concise).


male malefemale female
self oneselfgroupworld world
past pastpresentfuture future

Your text shows characteristics which are 54% male and 46% female
(for more information see the Gender Genie).
Looking at pronoun indicators, you write mainly about yourself, then the world in general and finally your social circle. Also, your writing focuses primarily on the present, next the past and lastly the future.

Find out what your blogging style is like!

keilexandra: (glomp)
Via VSL, a cool webapp called GenderAnalyzer--enter a URL and it will tell you whether the page seems to be written by a man or a woman. This blog came out as 57% male, which amuses me.
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As a 1930s wife, I am
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As a 1930s husband, I am

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Jan. 28th, 2008 09:01 pm
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Via [personal profile] oyceter and others: Are there any topics/things/whatever that you notice or think about that makes you think of me every time? If so, what are they? I'm curious!
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Via [ profile] yhlee:

67 words

Learn Touchtyping

I remember that my average speed in 7th grade was about 70 WPM; hasn't changed, I see.

TV Meme

Oct. 29th, 2007 10:26 pm
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- Bold all of the following TV shows of which you've seen 3 or more episodes.
- Italicize a show if you're positive you've seen every episode.
- Asterisk if you have at least one full season on tape or DVD
- If you want, add up to 3 additional shows (keep the list in alphabetical order).

I don't watch very much television.
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Comment on this post and I will pick seven of your interests. You then explain them in your journal and re-post.

From [personal profile] fairfeather:

  1. Achaea: An online text-based RPG game called Achaea, Dreams of Divine Lands. I adore it for the literate interaction. So much fune playing a reserved forestal scholar! FYI: My character is Alexandrite.
  2. Avatar: The Last Airbender: I actually have never seen an entire episode of this show, because I watch very little television. But RedNovember (on FF.Net) wrote amazing Zuko/Katara fanfic a while back and I fell in love with her (admittedly-AU) characterization.
  3. E.S. Posthumus: My favorite music group. Very obscure; great writing music. I have it up online, drop me a comment if you want a link (it's on a friend's unprotected server).
  4. xxxHOLIC: Best Clamp manga. Pure amusement.
  5. Original fiction: Should be obvious. I write original stories, not fanfic. (Though I'm doing Yuletide this year... wish me luck.)
  6. Interstitial fiction: I never did get to finish the Sherman anthology on interstitial fiction, but I like the concept of the genre a lot. Links to stories online that fit the critieria--which are broad and complexly simple--are appreciated, even though I have a huge to-read list of stories and books both.
  7. Zuko/Katara: See above about Avatar.
  8. Furuba: Fan-shorthand for the manga Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya. You may have heard of it; most popular shoujo manga in the U.S., ya know? I love Ritsu and Kisa the most, but after Volume 18(?) I'm liking Kureno more. I don't read scanlations because the local library actually acquires these volumes, so spoil me past U.S.-published and die.
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These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users (as of today). Bold what you have read, italicize what you started but couldn't finish, and strike through what you couldn't stand. The numbers after each one are the number of LT users who used the tag of that book.


Sep. 6th, 2007 08:52 pm
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House Stark! )

Decently accurate, I think.


Sep. 4th, 2007 07:31 pm
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Via [ profile] magicnoire:

Keilexandra's Past Lives

1147 BC: Assassinated Revolutionary
774 AD: A nomadic hobo
1617 AD: A priest
'What were you in your past lives?' at

But I'm atheist...


Sep. 1st, 2007 10:14 pm
keilexandra: Adorable panda with various Chinese overlays. (Default) says I'm an Uber Cool Non-Nerd.  What are you?  Click here!

Aww, I'm not a nerd.
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And more questions, this time from [profile] diatryma:

1) Given the entire world as it is now, or a defined then, where suits you best? Where do you not just want to live but fit?
I want to say Newfoundland, but the winters really are too cold for me. Umm...someplace on the East Coast. NYC, maybe? NOT Delaware.

2) Is there anything besides stories you can make from beginning to end?
I don't really understand this question. Isn't basically any kind of "making" from beginning to end? I mean, you can hardly bake a cake out-of-order.

3) If you were a deity, which deity would you be?

4) Do you have a favorite folktale? What is it, and why, or why not?
I don't really have a favorite, but the Prometheus legend may turn into a story at some point. I'm contemplating the possibilities of liver transplants gone wrong.

5) What are some of the things you wish you'd known at the beginning of the year?
That Alpha is flies by. I wish I hadn't slept so much. XD
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This time, 5 questions from [personal profile] sarahbrand:

1. So, how did you find out about Alpha?
Easy--[profile] ellen_kushner linked to it in a post. :D Sarah E./[profile] yaoi_in_exile also found out from Ellen, I believe. I vaguely knew her from Riverside fandom, which is pretty smalle.

2. What first sparked the idea for your invented world, and how long ago?
Well, currently I'm taking a break from my invented world, but I came up with the idea for Kalahar a looong time ago. Three years, maybe? It's the setting for my novel WIP and also my very first non-fanfic writing (though I was never much into fanfic).

3. What's your favorite food?
Oh, that's too hard. I have two absolute favorites--mango and cod (preferably Newfoundland, or at least North Atlantic).

4. What's the worst movie you've ever seen, and why?
I don't watch many movies, so I guess...aww damn, can't remember the name. It was about a moose and a, um, dog? One of those silly kid cartoon movies. I saw it with my friends, and it was really bad. Totally not worth theater admission. XD

5. What is the greatest number of LJ posts you've ever made in a single day?
Oh, I don't know. Five? Somewhere around there.
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1. Leave me a casual comment of no particular significance, like a lyric to your current favorite song, or your favorite kind of sandwich, maybe your favorite game. Any remark, meaningless or not.
2. I will respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better.
3. Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. Include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in your own post.
5. When others respond with a desultory comment, you will ask them five questions.

I would like to add that if you aren't on my friends list, please comment with a link to your post once you do the meme.

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Semi-tagged by [personal profile] rilina: seven random facts about me.

1. People always think that I'm older than I am--until they meet me in person. This phenomenon may be due to my height/lack thereof, I don't know.

2. There are approximately seven different types of vegetable that I like, and most must be cooked in a specific way. AKA, I am supremely picky.

3. I read numerous blogs about food, fashion, and geeky things (e.g. Lifehacker) in addition to books and writing.

4. I've only ever been romantically interested in one guy, as of the current moment.

5. I may be slightly obsessive-compulsive about order. I love reorganizing things, and paperwork. (Even virtual Achaean paperwork.) Yes, laugh at my weirdness.

6. I want to live on an island (again) someday. Of course, I also want to work in the publishing industry, which kind of requires living in NYC. Sigh.

7. My latest short story, which I kind of like, has been discovered to be incredibly sexist. As a feminist, this makes me sad.

And I tag...everyone! Muaha.
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Via [profile] magicnoire.

1. Are you careful with the spines? Or do you crack your books open to make them lay flat?

Very careful--I hate cracked spines.

2. Do you use bookmarks? Or do you dog-ear the corners? If you do use bookmarks, do you use those fashionable metal ones? Or paper?
Custom braided thongs/strings, mostly. I have a huge collection, courtesy of [profile] laitma. Paper ones sometimes, and I have a really cool gold metal one that I hardly ever use. If nothing is available, I usually end up dog-earing instead of scrap paper--yes, I'm bad like that.

3. Do you write in your books? Ever? If you do, do you make small marks, or write in as much blank space as you can find? Pen or pencil? Highlighter? Your name on the front page?
The only time I've ever written in a non-school book (we had to highlight and scribble notes in The Life of Pi for English class) was in The Privilege of the Sword by Ellen Kushner, because there was an Errata correction.

4. Do you toss your books on the floor? Into book bags? Or do you treat them tenderly, with respect?
I've never thrown a book at the wall, amazingly enough. They are my books, my precious.

5. Do you ever lay your book face-down, to save your place?
Only in dire circumstances, and never super-flat.

6. Um–water? Do you bathe with your books? Hold them with wet hands? Read out in the rain? Anything of that sort?
No. Water. Is. Bad.

7. Are your books lined up on a bookshelf? Or crammed in any which way? Stacked on the floor?
Mostly alphabetical order, except for the HP books and as-yet unread ones, which go on a separate shelf/pile.

8. Do you make a distinction–as regards book care–between hardcovers and paperbacks?
Nope. I read hardcovers with the dust jacket on, even.
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I blog because I love books, writing, and connecting to other people with similar interests. I blog because it means I can write about books--what better is there? I blog because it gives me an outlet, a way to vent frustration, anger, shock, and any other emotion you can name (though the more ranty posts tend to be friends-locked). I blog because I love the community. And finally, I blog for myself and the world--to future-me, and to anyone out there like me, looking for the words of a kindred soul.

My own personal meme, because I think it's an important question to ask yourself. Be tagged if you wish.
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Via [personal profile] telophase:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4-7 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest (unless it's too troublesome to reach and is really heavy. Then go back to step 1).
6. Tag five people.

The book is Ascendant Sun by Catherine Asaro, which I picked up as voluntary Alpha homework but is actually quite interesting. The sentence happens to be "Jay Rockworth." Not exactly the most informative thing ever, but there you go. Tag yourself if you like.

P.S. I'm wearing contacts! They feel kind of weird, but in a good way.


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